Eat Outside – CSOA’S Summer Bucket List

Thursday, June 21st marks the first day of Summer in HOT-lanta!  The team at Concierge Services of Atlanta (CSOA) compiled a list of must do’s in and around Atlanta to make the most of your Summer.  Each week we will release a new item for you to check off on the CSOA’s Summer Bucket List.  To stay in the know, make sure you are signed up for our Weekend Happenings, connected with us on social media and check out



Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

    • “Home of the 3 Day Weekend” Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall in Old Fourth Ward, channels everything that you enjoy about the great outdoors all the way down to the campfire-cooked meals and open invitation for pups. Sip: Patio Punch: Seasonal. Serving sizes for 8 or 16

Chido + Padres

    • Chido and Padres’ chic patio combined with the restaurant’s bright and airy interior give all the Mexi-Cali coast vibes. Light bites and Mexican flare are served all week for lunch & dinner. Sip: Baja Fresco: Deep Eddy ruby red vodka, agavero orange liqueur, guava     puree

Babalu Tapas & Tacos

    • We vote Babalu as Midtown’s best patio! Between the sidewalk bar, outdoor lounge, and roll up walls, you’ll have no problem enjoying the springtime weather during anytime of the day. Bablu offers shareable plates for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and a late night menu. Sip: Catch the mimosa and Bloody Mary cart rolling from table to table


    • Located in the heart of The Battery Atlanta, the only thing that rivals this patio is the James Beard Foundation award-winning chef created dishes. Achie’s is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, game days, and weekend brunch. Sip: Two World Hero: Rye Whiskey, Black Tea Infused Cognac, Vermouth, Red Wine, Bitters

The Optimist

    • Found in the flourishing Westside Provisions District, The Optimist serves up beer, wine, and handcrafted cocktails with hickory-roasted fish and raw oysters, while beach-food classics like hush puppies and lobster rolls transport you to your favorite coastal haunts. Follow the Optimist on social media for a list of upcoming events on the outdoor patio and putting green. CSOA recommends the Maine Lobster Roll

9 Mile Station

    • Make a day of it and take a bike ride or stroll down the Atlanta Beltline. Stop at Ponce City Market and take the elevators up to the rooftop to 9 Mile Station. 9 Mile Station serves craft beers from near and far, classically-prepared cocktails, and delicious, shareable food. We’re all kids at heart so when you’ve finished dining at 9 Mile Station, enter Skyline Park for carnival games, miniature golf, and rides. You’ll want to keep your phone out for endless photo-ops.

King + Duke

    • Named “One of the Best Restaurants of the Year”  by GQ Magazine and Esquire, King + Duke’s patio makes CSOA’s summer bucket list because of the hand crafted cocktails, shareable plates, and street level views of Buckhead Atlanta.

Sky Lounge

    • A hidden gem in the city, Sky Lounge sits atop the historic boutique Glenn Hotel was voted one of the “top 23 Best Rooftop Lounges in the World” by so naturally it makes our CSOA Summer Bucket List. “The patio at Sky Lounge offers a 360 degree view of Downtown Atlanta. It’s my favorite place to take friends when they visit the city!” – CSOA client


    • Canoe’s tagline, “Tucked away, but not far away” describes the whimsical location of this restaurant. Canoe can be found in Vinings community resting along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Always request a patio seat when making reservations to get the full experience. After dinner on the patio, take your cocktails on a romantic stroll through the string-lit garden along the riverside. Keep your eyes open on the river for passing canoes!


  • Midtown’s newest restaurant, Publico is located in the former space of Front Page News on Crescent Avenue. Publico Kitchen & Tap offers Latin-Asian fusion cuisine combined with craft beer and craft cocktails. We are committed to delivering fresh, made-from-scratch tacos, burgers, salads, cocktails and more. Publico’s pet-friendly patio, fresh menu, and 54 beers on tap, makes visiting them a must this summer!

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